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Cherry Bonbon Cookies
Courtesy of Washington State Fruit Commission
Serve With:Servings: 48
Milk or your favorite hot beverage.
Prep Time: 20 Min.
Cook Time: 12 Min.
What you need:
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+ 1-1/2 c. all-purpose flour
+ 1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa
+ 1/2 c. soft butter or margarine
+ 1 c. sugar
+ 1-1/2 tsp baking powder
+ 1 large egg
+ 1-1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
+ 1-1/2 tsp. cherry flavoring (optional)
+ 48 sweet fresh cherries, pitted
+ 1 pkg. (6oz.) semi-sweet chocolate chips
+ 1/2 c. sweetened condensed milk
What to do:
1. Combine flour and cocoa; set aside.
2. With electric mixer, beat butter, sugar and baking powder until blended. Add egg, vanilla and cherry flavoring; beat until well combined. Gradually beat in flour mixture.
3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; place 1/2-inch apart on ungreased baking sheet. Press down center of each ball with thumb to create a small hollow; fill each center with a cherry. Heat oven to 350°F.
4. In small pan over low heat, combine chocolate chips and condensed milk; heat until chocolate is melted. Spoon about 1 tsp. chocolate mixture over each cherry, spreading to cover cherry. Bake 10 to 12 min. or until done. Remove to wire racks and cool.